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Brewed by Cidrerie du Minot
Style: Cider
Hemmingford, Canada

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Combines the subtlety of wine with beer. Distributed by McAuslan.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
En fut au pub de L’Île Noire (Montreal) (10oz). Ça l’air de l’eau extrèmement couleuré jaune, très efferversant. Arome de pomme pétillant. Son est rafréchiant, moût de pomme délicieux.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Bought this at a bottle shop in Montreal. Very pale yellow colored body with a few fast moving bubbles. Tart apple and floral aroma. There is also some other tart frui like cherry. The taste is tart and crisp apple. However, there is also a fake taste. Like aspartame. That throws off the package. Something is not right. It is light, but the off artificial taste detracts.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Draft... Crystal clear, colorless cider with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Smells like freshly sliced Red Delicious apple with touches of oak and vanilla. The flavor starts off fairly sweet and fruity, but quickly becomes tart and dries out. Medium-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. I’m not a big cider guy, but this one wasn’t bad at all.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
I believe this is the cider that I had on tap at the Wit’s End in Hemmingford, PQ. Clear pale barely yellow color. Apple, musty aroma. Tart, smooth, good apple flavor. i would guess low alcohol content, almost like drinking old apple juice. Pleasant, yet not memorable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: clear pale ale yellow color with small head. Aroma: apple. Flavor: apple, acidic. Refreashing.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3327) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Well, I am rating this as the cider I had on tap at the Whit’s End in Hemmingford, PQ. The tap just said "Cidre Du Minot". Seeing that virtually all the taps there were McAuslan and that this is the most rated cider, I am pretty confident that this was the beverage. Obvious apple aroma with some fermented corn silage in the nose as well. A little barnyard funkiness. Very pale pale transparent yellow hue with a small bubbled white head that is quickly dissipating. Spritzy, appley start with mild sourness. Turns thin-bodied and very watery to finish. Pretty bland, boring, and uninspired.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Extreme straw in color almost clear with a small white head. Aroma is tart,dry,acidic. Flavor of apples,champagne -like,semi-dry.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
The Lure:
Cheesy apples in a light but authentic cidery aroma. Color is an unattractive hay yellow doused in water.

The Festivities:
Tart apple peels drown in a soda-like sweet fizz. Quite watery moments, it does its job nonetheless, which is to quench and nothing more.

Transcendence:
This one needs a can.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Pours a sparkling pale gold color. Pretty good aroma of baked apples. The flavor is less interesting than the aroma though, you can feel the apples and some dryness but not the baked apple quality of the aroma.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Very pale, highly carbonated cider. Aroma is slightly sweet, a bit acidic with a light buttery character. Flavour is like crisp Granny Smith apples. Bright malic acid tartness. Pretty simple, but refreshing cider.


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